Policy Analyst Geoff Wilson spoke to the Santa Fe New Mexican about a requested increase in nuclear weapons spending.
“We maintain a total nuclear weapons arsenal of some 4,000 active weapons”” said Geoff Wilson, policy analyst at the nonprofit Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, in an emailed statement. “Perhaps instead of doubling down on an outrageous new nuclear weapons spending plan, we should reengage in our commitments to reduce these weapons through international arms control agreements and treaties.”
“Will the production of a new warhead necessitate new explosive nuclear testing?” Wilson said. “The further we stray from existing warhead designs, the higher the likelihood that calls for explosive testing will resume.” Read more